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Things to do in Michigan

Our most recommended things to do in Michigan

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium General Admission

1. SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium General Admission

Embark to an underwater world at SEA LIFE Michigan, the state’s largest aquarium. Marvel at over 250 species and 2,000 creatures including sharks, rays, green sea turtles, and more. Journey through the freshwater lakes of Michigan and all the way to the depths of the ocean. Meet the amazing creatures that live there.  Then, visit the Interactive Touchpool and learn what it feels like to pet a crab, urchin, sea star, and other rockpool creatures. Finish your adventure by strolling through the underwater Ocean Tunnel. Watch as thousands of tropical fish swim overhead.  SEA LIFE provides an interactive and fun journey for all ages into the diversity of marine life. Be inspired to play an active role in educational and conservation efforts.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

2. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

See the many LEGO attractions at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan. Enter the LEGO Factory Tour to learn how the LEGO bricks are made in so many shapes and colors. Hop aboard a royal chariot to save the princess on the interactive Kingdom Quest adventure ride. Discover insider tips and super tricks from an expert LEGO builder in the Creative Workshop. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™ A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where the whole family controls an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell and soar into the sky. Explore MINILAND, a Detroit cityscape made entirely out of LEGO Bricks – over 1.5 million to be exact. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit, too. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time.

Detroit: Architectural Beauty and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

3. Detroit: Architectural Beauty and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you'll be surprised at the variety of attractions there are in Detroit. Take a trip through the city to learn about its diverse musical culture, its influence on the Motown genre, and the rich history of iconic sites, such as the Fox Theater and Fisher Building. Join your local guide on an informative journey through Detroit's less popular attractions and historical gems. Stop at locations such as the Fisher Building, Fox Theater, the Motown Museum, and the site of a recent Super Bowl, to hear the story behind each of them. Walk through the beautifully manicured Belle Isle, with its lush gardens and outstanding views of the city from the water. Explore how the city has influenced and increased the popularity of musical genres like Motown and techno, as well as jazz, hip-hop, rock, and punk.

Traverse City: 6-Hour Tour of Sleeping Bear Dunes

4. Traverse City: 6-Hour Tour of Sleeping Bear Dunes

Discover the natural landscape and history of Traverse City on a dune tour. Hike, climb dunes, and enjoy lunch on the shore of Lake Michigan. Learn about the region and see stunning views at Empire Bluffs. Take a short hike, then enjoy lunch on the soft sand beach of Lake Michigan, then head along scenic Pierce Stocking Drive. Stop at Glen Lake, Sleeping Bear, and the observation deck at Lake Michigan, and try to spot old shipwrecks. Try out your dune-climbing skills, or sit back and watch others walk, run, roll or somersault down. Learn about the historic village of Glen Haven where Schooners and Steamships operated in the 1800s. Visit the US life-saving Station where they attempted to save sinking ships. Head back along M-22, known as of the prettiest roads in Northern Michigan.

Traverse City: 1.5-Hour Evening Ghost Tour

5. Traverse City: 1.5-Hour Evening Ghost Tour

Take a look behind Traverse City's darker past on this 1.5-hour downtown evening ghost tour. Follow your guide as they tell you enthralling stories during a spooky ghost hunt. Meet your guide and begin exploring Traverse City by night. Enjoy humor amongst the chills of ghost hunting as you explore some of the city's haunted locations. Visit the Perry Hannah House and the Carnegie Library and learn about their interesting history. Head to Traverse City's first official cemetery for a short ghost hunt. Have the opportunity to learn about and use ghost hunting equipment before concluding your tour.

Detroit: Spirit and History Self Guided Audio Tour

6. Detroit: Spirit and History Self Guided Audio Tour

Experience the spirit and history of Detroit on a self-guided audio tour. See the historical buildings and statues like The Guardian Building, Campus Martius Park, Penobscot Building, and more with the magic of an audio guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Start your tour at a famous pizza shop on Broadway, and have a chance to grab a slice of pizza before spending some time in the city. See the golden era buildings and hear interesting stories of the city. Visit the famous like Joe Louis Statue, The Kern's Clock, Parkers Alley, etc. You'll hear stories about the artistic rise of the city and the inventors of the famous Detroit-style pizza. Stroll through the artistic alleyways of the city and discover the hidden gems and historic spots. Explore the city with a smartphone GPS navigated audio tour at your own pace and schedule.

Traverse City: Hi-5 Rickshaw Tour

7. Traverse City: Hi-5 Rickshaw Tour

This rickshaw ride will take you through Downtown front Street, the Warehouse District, The GT Commons Area, the Open Space, and Clinch Park/Marina, and the Old Town, Along the way, your driver will share information on the areas’ attractions, the neighborhoods, the city’s architecture, and the food and beverage scene in Traverse City. This rickshaw ride through Traverse City is a great way to get an overview of the city and decide which parts you want to explore on your own later.

Auburn Hills: Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium Combo Ticket

8. Auburn Hills: Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium Combo Ticket

Jump into the ultimate indoor LEGO playground and take flight on Merlin's Apprentice ride, blast skeletons on the Kingdom Quest ride, see your favorite characters on LEGO 4D Theater, and build epic LEGO creations alongside expert builders! After the ultimate building experience, come face to fin with over 250 species including sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and more. Pet a sea anemone and finish your adventure by strolling through the Underwater Ocean Tunnel as thousands of fish swim overhead! Visit both attractions in the same day or come back withing 30 days to visit the aquarium.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 66 reviews

This was a last minute add on to our day, and I'm SO glad we did it! We only had one full day to devote to Traverse City, and our guide was absolutely wonderful, showing us different sides of the city, hidden gems, and local favorites. We were able to see spots we wanted to then go back and experience more. Now I want to do this in every city we visit!! Super fun and a great way to experience a new city.

Definitely a must-do! Dez, our leader, was super knowledgeable and was able to share historical info in a fun way. She was awesome. Husband and I had a blast, learning cool stuff, and making new friends!

Dildora was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide sharing the architectural hidden gems of Detroit and its history.

I enjoyed the self guided tour. I saw the heart of Detroit at my leisure. and I also learned the Detroits Awsome history.

Really good time at Sea Life Aquarium. I would recommend it for all families and individuals to enjoy